The Mountain Between Us Reviews

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October 20, 2017
In the end, all depends on the appeal of Elba and Winslet and they don't disappoint.
October 19, 2017
I was surprised by the film's shift from adventure story to romantic melodrama, and yet the turn feels natural. Everyday life more often resembles a melodrama than an adventure story.
October 12, 2017
The Mountain Between Us fails almost exclusively because of Kate Winslet. It's a case of good actress in the wrong film, playing across a good leading man who just doesn't resonate on her frequency.
October 11, 2017
[The Mountain Between Us] is a flimsy romance posing as a survival story.
October 7, 2017
The romantic fantasy tendencies hijack this otherwise interesting unconventional love story in order to become a sort of bizarre Idris Elba fan fiction.
October 6, 2017
Skip The Mountain Between Us. If you're in the mood to be cloyed, watch a Hallmark movie instead.
Top Critic
October 6, 2017
Labored and boring, The Mountain Between Us is a soap opera in the snow that fritters away the time and talents of Kate Winslet and Idris Elba for all the wrong reasons.
October 6, 2017
At one point you almost start rooting for the elements to win out, just so these two [characters] would just shut up.
October 6, 2017
It's hard to imagine a more generic wilderness adventure-turned-romance than Hany Abu-Assad's The Mountain Between Us.
October 6, 2017
The romance is forced and phony - after only two weeks together, the two are behaving like an old married couple.
October 6, 2017
A cold-weather drama with just enough shocks to make you shiver, and just enough romance to warm you up.
October 6, 2017
It's a Mills & Boon kind of set up, but Winslet in particular adds authenticity and gravitas.
October 6, 2017
Winslet and Elba's chemistry is frostbitten. They just don't seem to like each other much. They look happier in their parkas than out of them.
October 6, 2017
While the film gets stuck between a rock and a hard place it's reasonably enjoyable.
October 6, 2017
There's a bigger obstruction here than the mountain between the characters: it's the story that can't get out of the way of itself.
October 5, 2017
This is an unpretentious, robustly entertaining yarn that pushes more than one emotional button. And it's definitely a great date movie.
October 5, 2017
Even though this particular story couldn't be more contrived, big stars have been making us invest in far-fetched emotional connections for as long as movies have been in existence.
Top Critic
October 5, 2017
J. Mills Goodloe and Chris Weitz's script ... dispenses backstory as if through an I.V. drip, designed to just barely sustain the audience's interest. Most of the time, character development is buried under fresh powder.
October 5, 2017
Kate Winslet and Idris Elba survive a plane crash but not this slush pile of chick-flick cliches. It's an epic all right - an epic waste of talent and your time.
October 5, 2017
It's diverting stuff, for the most part.
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